April 10, 2010

Pipers post three NCAA provisional performances in Hamline Invite

Ben Johnson (So., Roseville, Minn.) was second to a Gopher competitor in the triple jump with an NCAA provisional leap of 14.44 meters (47-4 ½).

In the throws, Derall King (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) was second to an unattached athlete in the shot put with an NCAA provisional put of 16.03 meters (52-7 ¼). Brennan McKeag (So., Lakeville, Minn.) was third at 15.23 meters (49-11 ¾).

King was fourth in the discus throw, with two unattached athletes in the top three, with a throw of 44.02 meters (144-5).

Andrew Schlichting (So., North Oaks, Minn.) had the third NCAA provisional mark of the day from Hamline, hitting 52.58 meters (172-6) in the hammer throw, placing second to an unattached athlete.

In the sprints, Tyson Molitor (Jr,. Belgrade, Minn.) won the 400-meter dash in 48.69.

Brent Nelson (Sr., New London, Minn.) was the second-highest Division III finisher in the 200-meter dash, placing seventh in 22.23. Two athletes each from the University of Minnesota and Concordia University-St. Paul, as well as one unattached athlete, placed ahead of him. Andy Marnach (Sr., Hokah, Minn.) was just behind him in eighth in 22.44.

Ian Campbell (So., Blooming Prairie, Minn.) won the 1500-meter run in 3:55.35.

Matt Warhol (Jr., Andover, Minn.) placed fifth overall and was the third-highest placing Division III athlete in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.63 and Andrew Johnson (Jr., Andover, Minn.) was second in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 9:31.70.

First-year Shaise Schuette (Anoka, Minn.) was second in the pole vault, clearing 4.40 meters (14-5 ¼).

The Pipers next compete at St. Olaf on Saturday, April 17.